Norman Gonzalez

On: 23 September 2008

Jersey number: 28
Height/Weight: 6'4" 205 lbs.
Age: 32
Date of Birth: 21 May 1976
Hometown: Magalang, Pampanga
Position: Forward
Years Pro: 6
College: San Beda College
Teams played for: Mobiline/Talk 'N Text, Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

Norman Gonzalez became an outside shooter when power forwards in the league grew taller, especially with the influx of fil-ams. During his amateur days, Gonzalez was strictly an inside player. He was touted as a probable sixth man than can deliver double-double at any given night when he was first hired by Talk N Text Phone Pals (formerly Mobiline) straight from the defunct Metropolitan Basketball League in early 2002.

After he was picked up by the Sta. Lucia Realtors, Gonzalez developed managed to make his presence felt, whether it was on the defensive end or on the offensive end. The 6’3 forward displayed not only his defensive skills but as well as his ability to hit those long jumpers and the Realtors could only hope that he can do that with consistency.


Considered as a good example of a role player, Gonzalez did well in his job with the Realtors. In the 2006-2007 season, he appeared in 27 of 37 games by the team and normed in 5.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per outing. He was the best three-point shooter (percentage-wise) that time for the team with 36.2 percent clip behind Kenneth Duremdes’ 40.6 percent.

In the 33rd Season of the PBA, Gonzalez averaged 5.61 points, 3 rebounds almost one assist and one steal in all the 18 games of the Realtors in the elimination round. He is also one of the top free-throw shooter of the team averaging 86.91 percent from the line, second only to the 91.67 percent clip of Paolo Mendoza. He continues to be a threat from beyond the arc and averaged a respectable 26.26 percent.

In the 2008 PBA Philippine Cup, Gonzalez averaged 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15.72 minutes on the floor.

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